Fluid mechanics and machinery has an important role in the disciplines of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, in particular, its role in Civil Engineering activities like construction of reservoirs, domestic pipeline network, etc. Its involvement in Electrical Engineering aspects like power generation and electrical equipment design, etc. also cannot be overlooked. The complete text has been thoroughly revised and modified. Additional infor-mation wherever necessary has been provided for upgraded understanding of the subject. Various new problems have also been included. A new topic “Buoyancy and Floatation” has been added as an extension of chapter 4.With the help of a large number of pictorial explanations this book is designed to raise the standard of the reader, step by step in understanding the concepts of fluid mechanics and its applications in hydraulic machinery. The contents are developed in transition from basics of simple chapters to complexity of the remaining chapters including the fundamental formulae for deriving equations, keeping the con-nectivity between chapters and their applications. Important formulae including their units, constant values to be remembered, are being given in a tabular format at the end of each chapter to facilitate quick reference.
Chanamala Ratnam :- Chanamala Ratnam obtained his BE (Mech.) and ME (Machine Design) from Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam and Ph.D. from IIT-Madras. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers and life member of Indian Society of Technical Education and Computer Society of India. Presently, he is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has 28 years of experience I teaching and has wide experience of administration as Assistant Principal, A.U. College of Engineering, Regional Coordinator, EAMCET, and ECET (FDH) and also has wide exposure in conducting examination as Dean if Examinations, AUCE (A).
He has published around 20 papers in various international/national journals and conference. About 14 students are pursuing their doctorates under his guidance. He research interest includes stress Analysis, Mechanical Vibrations, CAD, Engineering Optimization, Structural Health Monitoring, etc. He is also a reviewer pf many international journals.Arun Vikram Kothapalli :- Arun Vikram Kothapalli obtained his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Bapatla Engineering College, Nagarjuna University, Guntur and postgraduation in Mechanical Engineering with specialization CAD/CAM from Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam. Presently, he is working as faculty in Department of Industrial Engineering, GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. He has experience of 5 years in field and 5 years in teaching. He has also published Fluid Mechanics and Machinery. His research interests include MEMS, CAD, engineering optimization, structural health monitoring, CFD, mechanical vibrations.